Abdoulaye Ndiaye

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

My research centers on work incentives in macroeconomics. I study their implications for public finances and labor markets, building on theory from mechanism design, contracts, and optimal control. Additionally, I collaborate with empirical researchers to validate theoretical models

I completed my undergraduate studies in mathematics at École Polytechnique in Paris and my Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern University. Subsequently, I was a postdoc at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I have held several visiting appointments, including at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University, and as Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of Senegal. 

My proudest achievement is being featured in the Style section of the New York Times, where I was showcased wearing the grand boubou, a traditional garment from my native Senegal.

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Email: andiaye@stern.nyu.edu

Working Papers

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Policy Papers

Financing unemployment insurance in high-informality economies: A survey analysis of Senegal
Brookings Policy Brief, Global Economy & Development, 2023
Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Kyle Herkenhoff, Abdoulaye Cisse, and Alessandro Dell’Acqua

Reforming Social Security to Save Social Security
Chicago Fed Letter, 2019 No 419
Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Lisa Camner McKay

Assessing the Inclusiveness of Growth in Africa: Evidence from Senegal, Cameroon, and Tanzania
World Institute for Development  Economics Research Working Paper, 2014/120
Georges Vivien Houngbonon, Arthur Bauer, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Clara Champagne, Tite Yokossi, Nathalie Ferrière, Hédi Brahimi, and Jeanne Avril


"Taxing Water Usage in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence from Mexico" by Alejandro Estefan at National Tax Association Meetings 2023

"Expansion of Piped Water and Sewer Networks: The Effects of Regulation" by Bruna Morais Guidetti and Carolina Tojal Ramos dos Santos at National Tax Association Meetings 2023

"Larger transfers financed with more progressive taxes? On the optimal design of taxes and transfers" by Ferriere, Grubener,  Navarro, and Vardishvili at National Tax Association Meetings 2021

"Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Shocks" by Sebastian Dyrda and Marcelo Pedroni at National Tax Association Meetings 2021

"The Taxation of Couples" by Felix Bierbrauer, Pierre Boyer, Andreas Peichl, and Daniel Weishaar at National Tax Association Meetings 2020

"Politics and Income Taxes: Progress and Progressivity" by Marcus Berliant and Pierre Boyer at National Tax Association Meetings 2020

"Capitalist Human Capital" by Vincenzo Quadrini, Qi Sun and , Yicheng Wang at Tsinghua Workshop in Macroeconomics 2019

``Politically feasible reforms of non-linear tax systems" by Felix J. Bierbrauer and Pierre C. Boyer at Fourth Taxation Theory Conference 2018

``Income Taxation, Firing Costs and Insurance within Firm'' by Pawel Doligalski at National Tax Association Meetings 2017 

``Inverse December Fever'' by Zareh Asatryan, Andreas Peichl, Thomas Schwab, and, Johannes Voget at National Tax Association Meetings 2017 

Lecture Notes

Graduate Macro Public Finance